Match 23 of IPL 2022 saw Punjab Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 12 runs at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on April 13. Suryakumar Yadav.
However, it was a priceless off-pitch moment that stood out the most with two of cricketing legends, Sachin Tendulkar and Jonty Rhodes. It was Rhodes’ heartwarming gesture to the Master Blaster that not only won a lot of hearts but also went viral on social media in no time.
Players from both teams were shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries after the game and that’s when Punjab Kings coach Rhodes suddenly touched the Mumbai Indians mentor. Sachin Tendulkarthe feet. Sachin playfully pushed him aside, after which the two legends shared a hug.
i missed this last night why is he like this 😭 pic.twitter.com/AnlnoyZgOp
– M. (@idyylliic) April 14, 2022
Returning to the contest, MI skipper Rohit Sharma invited PBKS to beat after calling him just for the draw. Punjab fly-half Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan chased the bowlers early on as they added 97 runs. Agarwal scored 52 runs from 32 deliveries while Dhawan made a huge impact with a blistering 50 ball 70. A crucial 30 runs from wicketkeeper batsman Jitesh Sharma towards the end helped the Punjab Kings to a solid 198/5.
In response, Dewald Brevis (49) and Tilak Varma (36) made a statement by reducing MI’s deficit with their enterprising batting performances. Midfield sensation Suryakumar Yadav then took matters into his own hands and looked to single-handedly help Mumbai over the line after a disastrous mix-up ended Kieron Pollard’s stay in midfield. Yadav scored a sublime 43 points from 30 deliveries and the game was about to end in awe.
However, a poorly timed shot from Kagiso Rabada on the penultimate fourth ball meant that the Mumbai Indians’ hopes were dashed after Odean Smith netted an easy catch while the rest of the batters failed. made no significant contribution.
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